Medium Business 31 - 50 cpm

50 cpm Black & White and Colour Copier / Printer / Scanner.

A High-Performance Hub for Busy Offices.



The Ideal Light Production Centre for Fast, High-Quality Output in Colour and B/W

Because speedy output, outstanding print quality, and reliable data protection lie at the heart of fast, efficient document management, Sharp’s MX-5001N compact, full-colour MFP, with its polished design and original, cutting-edge technologies, is the ideal light production centre for busy offices.

The MX-5001N enhances workflow with its integrated document management system and boosts productivity with its short warm-up time, copy/print speeds of up to 50 pages per minute in both colour and B/W, 1,200-dpi printing resolution, and brilliant colour. Sharp OSA (Open Systems Architecture) 3.0 makes it possible for third-party software developers to create customised applications for office-specific control and convenience.

For unparalleled data protection, the MX-5001N employs multiple layers of Sharp’s powerful, industry-leading security solutions to safeguard confidential information against leakage and unauthorised access.

New Design Brings Style and Ease of Use

A new dark-coloured control panel gives the MX-5001N a distinct design advantage and brings polished chic to office settings. But this stylish new design does more than just enhance décor; it also makes the MX-5001N a particularly user-friendly solution.

The new 8.5-inch, W-VGA, touch-screen LCD control panel gives users a choice of six screen colours and provides thumbnail display and previews of data files as well as previews of copy/send/save jobs, making the MX-5001N’s most advanced functions easy to navigate.

Key Features

  • Job build
  • Document filing
  • User authentication (1,000 accounts)
  • Toner save mode
  • Pre-heat/auto power shut-off modes
  • Preview, thumbnail view

Copying and Printing

  • Super-Efficient Colour and B/W Output
  • Polished Finishing
  • Productive Collated Output from Memory
  • Polished Finishing
  • Built-in Stackless Duplex Module
  • Network Tandem Function
  • Large Paper Capacity
  • Job Build for Large-Volume Scanning
  • True 1,200 x 1,200-dpi Printing
  • Easy, High-Quality Copying
  • USB Memory Direct Print
  • Versatile Paper Handling
  • Image Editing Functions
  • Various Copy/Print Applications

Network Scanning

  • Speedy A3 Network Scanning
  • Multiple Distribution of Scanned Files
  • LDAP Support
  • Automated Fax Finishing
  • PC-Fax/PC-Internet Fax
  • Linearised PDF
  • Sharpdesk™ for Total Document Management

Document Filing

  • Document Management on the Hard Disk
  • Easy Access to Stored Files
  • Quick Filing
  • Advanced Filing Function


  • High Speed Super G3 Fax Operation
  • Paperless Faxing and Inbound Routing
  • PC-Fax/PC-Internet Fax
  • Send and Receive Faxes Over the Internet
  • Duplex Transmission and Reception
  • 999-Number Auto Dialling
  • Multi-Access Function
  • Flash Memory Backup
  • Super Fine Mode


  • Multi-Layered Security
  • Secure Network Access
  • Data Security Kit
  • Print Hold and Confidential Print
  • Secure Sockets Layer
  • IP/MAC Address Filtering
  • Auditing Mode
  • User Authentication
  • IPv6 and IPsec Support

Integrated Device Management

  • Web Based Systems Settings
  • Printer Administration Utility Software
  • Device Cloning
  • User Control
  • Remote Diagnostics
  • Remote Operation
  • Easy Printer Control
  • Advanced Device Management
  • Job Status Screen
  • Retractable Keyboard (Option)
  • Sharp OSA (Open Systems Architecture)

Available Peripherals include

  • MX-FNX9: Finisher
  • MX-PNX1A/B/C/D: Punch module for (MX-FNX9)
  • MX-FN10: Saddle Stitch Finisher
  • MX-PNX5A/B/C/D: Punch module for (MX-FN10)
  • MX-FNX11: Finisher
  • MX-PNX6A/B/C/D: Punch module for (MX-FNX11)
  • MX-RBX3: Paper Pass Unit
  • MX-DEX9: Stand with 2 x 500 Sheet Paper Drawers
  • MX-DEX8: Stand with 500 Sheet Paper Drawer
  • MX-TRX2: Exit Tray Stand
  • MX-FXX2: Fax Expansion Kit
  • MX-LCX1: (A4) Large Capacity Tray
  • MX-PKX1: PS3 Expansion Kit
  • MX-PUX1: XPS Expansion Kit
  • AR-PF1: Barcode Font Kit
  • MX-FWX1: Internet Fax Expansion Kit
  • MX-USX1/5: Sharpdesk 1/5 License Kit  
  • MX-US10/50/AO: Sharpdesk 10/50/100 License Kit
  • MX-ARSMX3: Expansion Memory Board
  • MX-AMX1: Application Integration Module
  • MX-AMX2: Application Communication Module
  • MX-AMX3: External Account Module
  • MX-EBX3: Enhanced Compression Kit
  • MX-KBX2: Retractable Keyboard
  • AR-SU1: Stamp Unit
  • MX-FR11U: Data Security Kit (non CC version)
  • MX-FR11: Data Security Kit (Common Criteria Validated) 







Engine speed (colour & B/W)

Max. 50 cpm/ppm (A4, long-edge feeding)


Paper size

Max. A3, min. A5R
Note: Optional finisher or exit tray required for output of A3-wide documents


Paper capacity (80 g/m2)

1,100 sheets (two 500-sheet trays and
100-sheet multi-bypass tray)


Warm-up time*1

Less than 140 sec.



Copier memory: Standard 512MB
Printer memory: Standard 1,024MB, max. 2,048MB
80GB HDD*2


Power requirements

230-240V AC, 50/60 Hz


Power consumption (max.)

1.84 kW


Dimensions (W x H x D)

645 x 695 x 960 mm



Approx. 123 kg



Card shot, edge/centre erase, job build, document filing, user authentication (1,000 accounts), toner save mode, pre-heat/auto power shut-off modes



Original Paper Size

Max A3


First Copy Time*3

Full colour: 5.9 sec. B/W: 4.1 sec.


Continuous copy

Max. 999 copies



Scan (colour): 600 x 600 dpi
Scan (B/W): 600 x 600 dpi, 600 x 400 dpi, 600 x 300 dpi*4
Print: 600 x 600 dpi



Equivalent to 256 levels


Zoom range

25% to 400% in 1% increments (25% to 200% using DSPF/RSPF)


Preset copy ratios

10 ratios



Auto paper selection (mixed/random size feeding), auto magnification selection, paper type selection, auto tray switching, rotation copy, electronic sorting, network tandem copy, book copy, margin shift, dual page copy, multi-shot (4-in-1, 2-in-1), cover/transparency/tab page insertion, pamphlet copy, 2-sided copy orientation change, XY zoom, B/W reverse, mirror image, duplex copy, reserved copy, job programme, image repeat, irregular original/paper size input, stamps (date, page number, text, stamp), multi-page enlargement, tab copy, centering, proof copy, 3G Sharp auto colour mode, auto colour selection, auto calibration, watermarks

Network Scanner


Scan method

Push scan (via control panel), pull scan (TWAIN-compliant application)



Push scan: 100, 200, 300, 400, 600 dpi
Pull scan: 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 600 dpi
50 to 9,600 dpi via user setting


File Formats

TIFF, PDF, encrypted PDF, JPEG (colour only), XPS*6, high-compression PDF*7


Scanner utility



Scan destinations

Scan to e-mail, desktop, FTP server, network folder (SMB), USB memory



Internet fax*8 (supports direct SMTP), PC-Internet fax transmission*8, 3G Sharp auto colour mode, mixed size original scanning, LDAP support, direct entry (address, subject, message), 999 one-touch dials, 500 group dials, 48 job programmes, broadcasting, long original scanning (max. 1,000 mm)*9, auto colour selection

Document Filing


Document filing capacity

Main and custom folders: 38GB, 5,500 pages*10 or 3,000 files
Quick file folder: 12GB, 1,700 pages*10 or 1,000 files


Stored jobs*5

Copy, print, scan, fax transmission


Storage folders

Quick file folder, main folder, custom folder (max. 1,000 folders)


Confidential storage

Password protection

Network Printer



1,200 x 1,200 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi



USB 2.0, 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T


Supported OS*11

Windows NT® 4.0 SP5 or later, Windows Server® 2003/2008, Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP, Windows Vista® Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.9, 10.4 to 10.4.11, 10.5 to 10.5.1


Network protocols*11

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPX/SPX (NetWare), NetBEUI, EtherTalk (AppleTalk)


Printing protocols

LPR, Raw TCP (port 9100), POP3 (e-mail printing), HTTP, Novell Printserver application with NDS and Bindery, FTP for downloading print files, EtherTalk printing, IPP


PDL (emulation)

Standard: PCL 6/5c emulation


Available fonts

80 fonts for PCL, 136 fonts for PS3 emulation



Network tandem print, RIP Once/Print Many, job retention (print hold, proof print, confidential print), direct PDF/TIFF/JPEG/XPS printing, carbon copy print, duplex print, font/form download, offset output,  printer administration utility and status monitor, pamphlet style,IP/MAC address filtering, port/protocol management, binding edge, N-up (2/4/6/8/9/16), paper/output tray selection, cover insertion, transparency interleave, fit to page, watermarks, form overlay, auto configuration, barcode font compatibility, tab print, poster print, secure network communications (SSL and IPsec [LPD])

B/W Facsimile (optional MX-FXX2 required)


Compression method



Communication protocol

Super G3/G3


Transmission time

Less than 3 seconds*14


Modem speed

33,600 bps to 2,400 bps with automatic fallback


Transmission resolution

From Standard (203.2 x 97.8 dpi) to Super Fine (406.4 x 391 dpi)


Recording width

A3 to A5



8MB flash memory


Grey scale levels

Equivalent to 256 levels



Duplex transmission/reception, quick on-line transmission, error correction mode, 999 one-touch dials, 500 group dials, LDAP support, 48 job programmes, broadcasting number registration, F-Code compatibility (confidential, relay broadcast), polling, memory transmission/reception, auto reduction (transmission/reception), rotation transmission/reception, print actual size, 2-in-1 transmission, long original transmission (max. 1,000 mm), PC-Fax transmission, timer transmission, activity report, anti-junk fax, dual page scan, mixed size original scanning, inbound routing to e-mail/FTP server/ network folder (SMB)/PC desktop/group

* 1 : At rated voltage, 230C. May vary depending on operating conditions.  
* 2 : HDD capacity depends on procurement and sourcing status.
* 3 : Long-edge feeding of A4 sheets from 1st paper tray, using document glass, without Auto
        Colour Selection and Auto Colour mode, polygon motor running. May take longer when taking
        a  copy for the first time immediately after turning the machine on.
* 4 : Not available when using RSPF.
* 5 : Some features require option(s).
* 6 : To view XPS files on PCs not running Windows Vista, you must have the XPS Viewer
        application installed.
* 7 : Optional MX-EBX3 required for full coloured or greyscale images only.
* 8 : Optional MX-FWX1 required.
* 9 : B/W documents only, scanned at under 400-dpi resolution. Max. 800 mm for Internet faxing or
        when scanning at 600 x 600-dpi resolution.
*10 : Measured using Sharp’s standard chart (A4 with 6% coverage, B/W). The Quick File Folder
         shares the HDD with the Job Build function; up to 12GB of data storage is available when
         using both functions. The storage capacity will be less for colour pages.
*11 : Optional MX-PKX1 required for Mac OS and EtherTalk.
*12 : PS requires optional MX-PKX1. XPS requires optional MX-PUX1 and MX-ARSMX3 (1GB).
*13 : Some features are not available according to the printer driver used.
*14 : Based on Sharp’s standard chart with approx. 700 characters (A4, long-edge feeding) at
         standard resolution in Super G3 mode, 33,600 bps, JBIG compression.

  • Design and specification are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Colour variations to products may occur due to printing.
  • Some features require optional items. Please consult with an authorised Sharp Reseller for details.
  • All information and technical details are correct as at machine release date.
  • Windows, Windows NT, Windows Vista, and Windows Server are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brand names and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • The Energy Star logo is a certification mark and may only be used to certify products that have been determined to meet the Energy Star programme requirements. Energy Star is a US registered mark. The Energy Star guidelines apply to products only in the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.



Business Products Warranty Statement


This Sharp product is warranted against faults in material and manufacture for the period as stated in the table below.

In the event of any defect arising in the equipment during the warranty period, such repairs should only be carried out by the Dealer from which the unit was originally purchased or a Service Centre approved by Sharp to service this type of equipment These repairs would be carried out at no charge to the owner, subject to the conditions specified herein.

This warranty does not extend to defects or injuries caused by or resulting from causes not attributable to faulty parts or the manufacture of the product, including but not limited to, defect or injury caused by or resulting from misuse, abuse, neglect, lack of maintenance, accidental damage, improper voltage, liquid spillage, vermin infestation, software, or any alterations made to the product which are not authorised by Sharp.

Please retain your sales documentation, as this should be produced to validate a warranty claim. This warranty is in addition to and in no way limits, varies or excludes any implied rights and remedies under any relevant legislation in the country of sale.

This warranty does not cover transportation to and from the Sharp Approved Service Centre. Goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the goods. The repair of your goods may result in the loss of user generated data, please ensure that you have saved this data elsewhere prior to repair.

Australian customers: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. The criteria of a major failure is defined in the Australian Consumer Law. Should you require any assistance with a major failure please contact Sharp Customer Care.



Data Projector 24 months (excluding lamps and air filters)
Copier / Printer   6 months
Electronic Cash Registers 12 months
Facsimile 12 months
Information Display Panel 36 months
POS Terminals 12 months
AL Copier 12 months
Calculator 12 months
Personal Organiser 12 months

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This warranty applies to products sold in Australia & New Zealand